NWA Back Center also offers a state-of-the-art spinal decompression system that offers a non-surgical solution for disc-related neck and low back pain. Based on research, many experts now agree that decompression therapy is one of the most effective alternatives to surgery now available.
A spinal decompression therapy system consists of a motorized split table that is programmed by a computer to provide cycling distractive forces along the axis of the lumbar spine. The intensity of intermittent force is increased gradually to help prevent muscles from contracting in reaction to being stretched. It is believed that reducing the pressure in the lumbar discs may also promote healing of the disc as fluids and nutrients enter the disc through diffusion. Candidates for spinal decompression therapy have pain from sciatica, disc degeneration, or bulging or herniated discs.